GEORGE TOWN: A default notice seeking nearly $34,000 in arrears has been issued against the Cayman Islands home owned by disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb.
Investigate work by the Cayman Compass newspaper uncovered the order issued last month, according to public land records.
Webb, former president of the central and North American football confederation CONCACAF, is due to be sentenced in May by a New York to corruption charges laid against him by the United States Department of Justice in its FIFAGate investigation.
He is currently on bail and under house arrest in a luxury property near Atlanta, Georgia.
The 52-year-0ld was one of the so-called ‘Zurich Seven’ detained by Swiss police from the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich on the eve of FIFA Congress in May 2015.
The Cayman Compass has reported that “a restriction was placed on the property in July 2015 after an asset freezing order against Webb was issued by the US District Court in the Eastern District of New York State.
“In July 2016, a further restriction was placed against the Savannah property stating that ‘no dealings will be permitted’ with the property until Dec. 2, 2016. Two weeks after that deadline, attorneys for Fidelity Bank sought $33,746.70 they claimed was owed [as interest arrears on a loan] on the property since Nov. 2, 2016.”
The bank had warned that in absence of payment the property would be advertised for sale and could be sold within three months of the demand notice.
Last year Webb was formally banned from football for life.